Destination guide

Putting the color in Orange County

Dana Point puts the color in Orange County! This vibrant town brims with activity and natural beauty. It’s a thriving area where everything goes. There are moments for quiet serenity as the sun rises; opportunities to join the crowd and surf to your heart’s content; and the absolute bliss of spending every waking moment by the sea on a sunny harbor. Dotted with palm trees, this city practically defines the traditional beach town. A Dana Point vacation rental puts you right in the heart of the action, and is likely to offer exceptional views of this immaculate area.


At this point, you'll never be bored

People of all ages flock to Dana Point. Golfers meet their match at the 18-hole course along the sea, while foodies constantly discover new finds at exciting restaurants. Dana Point is also whale country—come here for a glimpse of these beauties anytime! Surf and paddle boarding cultures are strong here, too. The yoga scene in Dana Point is especially impressive; why not join the enthusiasts as they gather at Lantern Bay Park to assume the position at sunup? A trip down the main street to peruse the local boutiques is also a must—what better way to show your appreciation for local talents?


It's the time of the season to enjoy the outdoors

Hyper-sunny Dana Point knows exactly where it stands from a weather standpoint: it’s sunny approximately 275 days a year, and it’s comfortably warm during spring and summer. Swap your tanks and tees for lightweight long sleeves in the winter, when temps drop to a lovely 65 degrees. That said, if you plan to stroll the harbor you will absolutely need a jacket to stave off high winds. A little rain isn’t out of the question, but it’s typically a short-lived sprinkle.

Natural features

Under sunny skies, marine and plant life reign

The shining star of Orange County, Dana Point is known primarily for its headlands. Of that area, almost 70 acres include a nature center and walking trail for public visitation. One of that area’s most noteworthy details is the abundance of rare plant life along the trails. On a perfect day, you’ll be able to step outside your Dana Point vacation rental and possibly spot La Jolla and Catalina Island in the distance. If you’re beach bound, watch for kelp beds, Great White sharks, and countless breeds of fish.


How to get to and around Dana Point

The nearest airport is in Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne), located 17.4 mi (28 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Fullerton, CA (FUL-Fullerton Municipal), which is 32.2 mi (51.8 km) away.

Where to stay around Dana Point, CA?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,013 vacation rentals near Dana Point. From 385 Houses to 370 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Dana Point for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Dana Point?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Dana Point:

  • Monarch Beach: 183 vacation rentals
  • Lantern Village: 136 vacation rentals
  • Monarch Bay: 31 vacation rentals
  • Pointe Monarch: 69 vacation rentals
  • Lantern Bay Estates: 67 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Dana Point?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Dana Point. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Dana Point Harbor: 809 vacation rentals
  • Salt Creek Beach Park: 2,273 vacation rentals
  • Harbor Point Park: 2,250 vacation rentals
  • Pines Park: 1,994 vacation rentals
  • Sea Canyon Park: 2,266 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Dana Point listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Dana Point?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 385 Houses in Dana Point. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Dana Point include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 370 rentals available
  • Villas: 79 rentals available
  • Cottages: 76 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Dana Point?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 395 vacation rentals with pool available in Dana Point. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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